Huawei takes on Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone, already

The future of phones is folding, and they’re coming in a gang

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The Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone isn’t even an official reality yet and already Huawei is planning how to take it on with its own folding smartphone.

The Huawei CEO, Richard Yu, already spoke out in October to say that the company has a working prototype of a flexible smartphone. Now patent diagrams of a foldable Huawei phone have appeared online showing off what we should expect.

Huawei foldable phone

The Huawei CEO, Richard Yu, already spoke out in October to say that the company has a working prototype of a flexible smartphone. Now patent diagrams of a foldable Huawei phone have appeared online showing off what we should expect.

Simply titled “foldable smartphone” the drawings show what appears to be a phone which can fold out into a tablet format – something the Samsung Galaxy X is also expected to do. 

The great thing about the Huawei foldable phone is that it appears to have one large foldable screen. That means there won’t be silly lines as two screens try to merge into one larger unit. It also appears to be flexible enough to fully fold over, a bit like a book opening and closing.

The competition will be fierce with the Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone and Apple which has also filed for a foldable iPhone patent. But where both those manufacturers didn’t manage to release a fingerprint reader behind the screen, Huawei did in its Mate RS. Could we see the Chinese manufacturer beat Apple and Samsung to the first foldable phone release too?